For everyone's benefit, I shall be reading from - first of all it would be Karmoh Kanneh's evidence, open session, 9 May 2008, starting at pages 9403 through 9408, selective portions. Karmoh Kanneh, same person we spoke about previously, was before this Chamber and here is his version about the death of BS Massaquoi. The question was posed at line 6 and at the end of that question, the last sentence reads:
"Q. What other things were you referring to when you gave
A. Well, whilst we were in Kenema there was a time that
Mr Sam Bockarie arrested three politicians. He arrested
them and he accused them of collaborating with the enemies,
that is the Kamajors, so they brought them to the
secretariat and they were tortured.
Q. Who were these three politicians?
A. Well, one was Dr Momoh, two was Mr Ibrahim Gbacka" -
spelt G-B-A-C-K-A - "and the third was BS Massaquoi.
Q. Dr Momoh?
Q. Had you met Dr Momoh?
Q. What was his position?
A. Well, I knew Dr Momoh personally to be a medical
Q. Do you know why Sam Bockarie arrested him?
A. Well, he accused them of supporting the Kamajors.
They did not want to support the AFRC and so that was the
reason why he arrested them."
Over to page 9404, he speaks of Massaquoi in particular and a question was posed:
"Q. Who was the person who said that this man had
Q. And the person BS Massaquoi, what was his position?
A. Well, at that time he was the city council chairman.
Q. Why was he arrested?
A. Well, he was also arrested for the same crime. When he
said they were not supporting the ruling government that
was in charge, he said they were supporting the CDF, that
is the Kamajors."
Over to the next page, 9405:
"Q. What happened to these three men?
A. Well, the two amongst them, Mr Gbacka and doctor, the
way they beat them up was very serious and so we spoke to
Mr Bockarie for them to be allowed to be taken to the
Over to the next page, 9406, 9 May 2008 transcript:
"Q. Were they taken out of the hospital?
A. Yes, they hid overnight.
Q. And what happened to them after that, on the next day?
A. Well, when they escaped the information reached him,
people brought the information to him and so he had to
place the other man under tight custody and that is BS
And then at line 16, page 9406:
"Q. What happened to BS Massaquoi?
A. Well, at a point in time he was loaded into a vehicle
and he said he was going to kill him, he was going to
execute him. So he moved with him to reservation and so
all of us followed him."
Then at the end of the page:
"Q. Where did you end up?
A. Well, we went as far as midway the road and then he
took him out of the vehicle and then shot him."
Next page, line 6, page 9407:
"Q. What happened to him after he was shot?
A. Well, he struggled a lot and later died."
Down to line 23:
"Q. Are you able to say when this killing of BS Massaquoi
A. That was the day that the AFRC finally pulled out of
the city. That was when the intervention entered the city.
Q. On the same day?
A. That same day."
Mr Witness, Karmoh Kanneh says BS Massaquoi was shot. Did you hear me say that, Mr Witness?